I did check memories, so don't claw at me too hard :]
I was reading dreadheadhq's site (don't ask why, I know they're dumbasses when it comes to a lot of things) and they said it's a good idea to braid just a few time at the roots THEN start backcombing.
To me, that sounds a bit retarded seeing as when they grow out you'd have dreadBRAIDdread.
But has anyone here done that? Did it work out or backfire for you?